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13th Mar '13 1:57:06 PM LordGro
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An important figure in the Confessionalist movement of poetry, Anne Sexton (1928-1974) wrote extremely dark and extremely personal poetry about her life. She grew up and spent most of her adulthood in Massachusetts, and studied at Boston University with {{Robert Lowell}} and Creator/SylviaPlath. Plath and Sexton remained friends for the remainder of Plath's life. She was married in 1948, and had two children. In October 1974, she lost her fight with her mental illness, and committed suicide.

Anne Sexton, unlike her counterpart Sylvia Plath, received many accolades for her work during her life. Sexton was the first female member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. In 1967, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book Live or Die.

Her struggle with depression, relationships with her children and husband, and her suicidal tendencies were common subjects of her poems. Sexton's poetry is widely remembered for dealing with issues particular to women (like abortion and menstruation) before it was common to do so.

Noteable Works Include:
* ''Live or Die'' (1966)
* ''Transformations'' (1971)
* ''45 Mercy Street'' (1975)
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!!Tropes Associated With Her Life and Work
* {{Abusive Parents}}:
** During sessions with her psychologist that involved hypnotism to reveal repressed memories, Sexton claimed to remember being abused as a child, though her mother always denied those claims.
** Linda Gray Sexton, Anne's daughter, recounted times when she was abused by her mother in her autobiography.
* {{Driven to Suicide}}
* {{Fairy Tale}}: Her book of poetry ''Transformations'' is a series of poems that are adaptations of famous fairy tales, including "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" and "Literature/BriarRose".
* {{Mad Artist}}: Suffered from mental illness her entire life, spent some time in a mental hospital, and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since she's a confessional poet, this comes through a lot in her poetry.
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An important figure in the Confessionalist movement of poetry, Anne Sexton (1928-1974) wrote extremely dark and extremely personal poetry about her life. She grew up and spent most of her adulthood in Massachusetts, and studied at Boston University with {{Robert Lowell}} and Creator/SylviaPlath. Plath and Sexton remained friends for the remainder of Plath's life. She was married in 1948, and had two children. In October 1974, she lost her fight with her mental illness, and committed suicide.

Anne Sexton, unlike her counterpart Sylvia Plath, received many accolades for her work during her life. Sexton was the first female member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. In 1967, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book Live or Die.

Her struggle with depression, relationships with her children and husband, and her suicidal tendencies were common subjects of her poems. Sexton's poetry is widely remembered for dealing with issues particular to women (like abortion and menstruation) before it was common to do so.

Noteable Works Include:
* ''Live or Die'' (1966)
* ''Transformations'' (1971)
* ''45 Mercy Street'' (1975)
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!!Tropes Associated With Her Life and Work
* {{Abusive Parents}}:
** During sessions with her psychologist that involved hypnotism to reveal repressed memories, Sexton claimed to remember being abused as a child, though her mother always denied those claims.
** Linda Gray Sexton, Anne's daughter, recounted times when she was abused by her mother in her autobiography.
* {{Driven to Suicide}}
* {{Fairy Tale}}: Her book of poetry ''Transformations'' is a series of poems that are adaptations of famous fairy tales, including "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" and "Literature/BriarRose".
* {{Mad Artist}}: Suffered from mental illness her entire life, spent some time in a mental hospital, and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since she's a confessional poet, this comes through a lot in her poetry.
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12th Mar '13 2:22:41 AM FastEddie
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* {{Abusive Parents}} During sessions with her psychologist that involved hypnotism to reveal repressed memories, Sexton claimed to remember being abused as a child, though her mother always denied those claims.

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During sessions with her psychologist that involved hypnotism to reveal repressed memories, Sexton claimed to remember being abused as a child, though her mother always denied those claims.
12th Mar '13 2:19:26 AM LordGro
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An important figure in the Confessionalist movement of poetry, Anne Sexton (1928-1974) wrote extremely dark and extremely personal poetry about her life. She grew up and spent most of her adulthood in Massachusetts, and studied at Boston University with {{Robert Lowell}} and {{Sylvia Plath}}. Plath and Sexton remained friends for the remainder of Plath's life. She was married in 1948, and had two children. In October 1974, she lost her fight with her mental illness, and committed suicide.

Anne Sexton, unlike her counterpart {{Sylvia Plath}}, received many accolades for her work during her life. Sexton was the first female member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. In 1967, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book Live or Die.

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An important figure in the Confessionalist movement of poetry, Anne Sexton (1928-1974) wrote extremely dark and extremely personal poetry about her life. She grew up and spent most of her adulthood in Massachusetts, and studied at Boston University with {{Robert Lowell}} and {{Sylvia Plath}}.Creator/SylviaPlath. Plath and Sexton remained friends for the remainder of Plath's life. She was married in 1948, and had two children. In October 1974, she lost her fight with her mental illness, and committed suicide.

Anne Sexton, unlike her counterpart {{Sylvia Plath}}, Sylvia Plath, received many accolades for her work during her life. Sexton was the first female member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. In 1967, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book Live or Die.




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* {{Poor Mans Substitute}}: Arguably, Sexton for Sylvia Plath.

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* {{Poor Mans Substitute}}: Arguably, Sexton for Sylvia Plath.----
21st Feb '12 5:23:41 AM LordGro
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* {{Fairy Tale}}: Her book of poetry ''Transformations'' is a series of poems that are adaptations of famous fairy tales, including {{Cinderella}} and {{Briar Rose}}.

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* {{Fairy Tale}}: Her book of poetry ''Transformations'' is a series of poems that are adaptations of famous fairy tales, including {{Cinderella}} "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" and {{Briar Rose}}."Literature/BriarRose".
5th Jan '11 3:50:34 PM elliequantifier
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* {{Poor Man's Substitute}}: Arguably, Sexton for Sylvia Plath.

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* {{Poor Man's Mans Substitute}}: Arguably, Sexton for Sylvia Plath.
5th Jan '11 3:49:48 PM elliequantifier
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* {{Mad Artist}}: Suffered from mental illness her entire life, spent some time in a mental hospital, and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since she's a confessional poet, this comes through a lot in her poetry.

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* {{Mad Artist}}: Suffered from mental illness her entire life, spent some time in a mental hospital, and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since she's a confessional poet, this comes through a lot in her poetry.poetry.
* {{Poor Man's Substitute}}: Arguably, Sexton for Sylvia Plath.
5th Jan '11 3:48:04 PM elliequantifier
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*{{Abusive Parents}} During sessions with her psychologist that involved hypnotism to reveal repressed memories, Sexton claimed to remember being abused as a child, though her mother always denied those claims.
**Linda Gray Sexton, Anne's daughter, recounted times when she was abused by her mother in her autobiography.
*{{Driven to Suicide}}
*{{Fairy Tale}}: Her book of poetry ''Transformations'' is a series of poems that are adaptations of famous fairy tales, including {{Cinderella}} and {{Briar Rose}}.
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